06 September 2012, 12:31 a.m. – THE UNIVERSITY was named as the second top-performing school in the recent licensure examinations for medical technologists, with five Thomasians entering the Top 10 list.

UST registered a 95.36-percent passing rate in the September 2012 board exams, slightly higher than the 94.32 percent recorded last year, when it was named the third top-performing school.

This year, UST trailed behind Velez College, Saint Louis University, and Far Eastern University-Manila.

Out of the 280 Thomasian examinees this year, 267 passed, 262 of which were first-time examinees. In 2011, 249 of 264 Thomasians passed the test.

Leading the crop of new Thomasian medical technologists is Lei Di Avril Agdeppa, who took the second spot with a score of 91.00, just a few notches away from topnotcher Matthew Joseph Po of Velez College who scored 91.70 percent.

Other Thomasian topnotchers are Kevin Santana (90.10 percent), Marissa Katrina Santos (89.90 percent), Albert Chua (89.80 percent), and Ana Eryka Elaine Peralta (89.70 percent), who grabbed the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth places, respectively.

Last year, only two Thomasians entered the Top 10 list, taking the sixth and eighth places.

The national passing rate, meanwhile, improved to 81.55 percent, up from last year’s 75.88 percent. Of the 1,865 who took the exam this year, 1,521 passed. In 2011, 1,123 out of 1,480 examinees made the cut. Reden D. Madrid

UST tops boards anew


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